News & Events

GALA Gifts for Clubs Monthly Winner

Waterford Special Olympics club has been awarded €500 from Gala Retail as part of the Gala Gifts for Clubs initiative. Gala Retail, a platinum sponsor of Special Olympics Ireland, set up the Gala Gifts for Clubs initiative in recognition of the work and effort from athletes, coaches and volunteers in Special Olympics Clubs across the [...]

New Athletes welcome

Soccer Coaches Needed

Basketball Coach Needed

New Special Olympics “Young Athlete Club” coming to Waterford

Special Olympics Waterford Fitness Challenge

Hi everyone, while we are all at home with no where to go and nothing to do, Susan and Kerry have come up with the answer to all your training needs for the next few weeks, before we are all back training in our different sports again Susan and Kerry will post the sessions of [...]

Munster Floorball Winter Games Launch in IT Waterford

The Munster Floorball Team launch was held in the Carriganore Campus of IT Waterford this Sunday. Waterford Clubs have eight athletes and two coaches involved with the Division One and Two Men's Teams. The day consisted of a get together of the Men's and Women's Floorball squad members and coaches and a few exhibition games.] [...]

Munster Floorball Training for Winter Games

Eight members of our Floorball team and two coaches, have been training over the last few months in Mallow with the Munster team in preparation for the Ireland Winter Games to be held in Belfast at the end of March. Training has been going well and our players are looking forward to representing Waterford and [...]

Bocce Competition in UL

Our Bocce players recently took part in a competition in UL. There were some great matches on the day and all our athletes gave a good account of themselves. As usual they returned with plenty of medals and ribbons following a successful tournament.

Mary Davis Visits Waterford Club

Mary Davis, the CEO of Special Olympics International, visited the Waterford club recently. On the night, Mary met our Floorball team who were training in the Crystal Sports Centre. Mary Davis is the Chief Executive Officer of Special Olympics. She has been a longtime leader within the Special Olympics movement and currently leads an international [...]

Ten Pin Bowling Competition

Members of the Waterford Club took part in a bowling competition in the Mardyke in Cork. A great day was had by all and plenty of medals were won.

Munster Swimming Gala in Mallow

Another successful weekend for our Swimming club who took part in a competition in Mallow over the weekend. Well done to all our athletes who took part as they did the club proud as usual with performances that gathered a hat load of medals.

New Club Training Gear

Our Club has acquired new training gear for our athletes. The gear includes training tops, half zip track tops and track bottoms. Any athlete wishing to buy the gear, please contact a member of the club committee. Tom, David and Seamus doing a great job of modelling the new Waterford Club gear Our photo shows [...]

Waterford Awards Night 2019

Waterford Clubs Annual Awards Night was recently held in the Tower Hotel in Waterford. Special Guest on the night to present the various awards was former Waterford Senior Hurling Manager Derek McGrath.

Waterford Dolphins win Munster Cup

Waterford Ladies Division One Basketball Team (Waterford Dolphins) won the Division One Munster Basketball Cup 2019 in UL today. The Ladies played brilliantly all day, with a terrific attitude and beat reigning Cup champions Carrigalea in the final by 20 points The Waterford Mens Divison one (Sharks) and Division two (Tigers) Teams both acquitted themselves [...]

Waterford Club Athlete receives prestigious National Award

Renowned Waterford Special Olympics Athlete George Fitzgerald recently received a National Award from Basketball Ireland and was named Basketball Ireland Table Official of the Year. George received his award at a National ceremony held in Croke Park and organised by Basketball Ireland. This is a huge honour for George who has been refereeing and table [...]

Soccer Tournament in CIT

Three of our Soccer Teams took part in a Munster Cup competition in Cork Institute of Technology at the weekend. Thank you to Munster Special Olympics and CIT for their hospitality on the day

Swim for a Mile 2019

Athletes from Waterford Clubs took part in the Annual Swim for a mile recently, with all the athletes swimming one mile. Really well done to everyone on a great effort

Easter Raffle

Waterford Clubs ran our annual Easter Raffle, Thanks to all of the Sponsors of the various Hampers and the Signed Ireland Rugby Jersey.

Gymnastics Team win at Munster Competition

Three of our Gymnastics squad took part in a Special Olympics Munster Competition at the weekend and between them took hole 11 Gold Medals and 4 Silver Medals. Well done to all.

Kerry Basketball Tournament 2019

Two Men's Teams and One Ladies Basketball team from Waterford Clubs traveled to Killarney in Kerry to take part in an open Basketball Tournament ran by Kerry Stars Special Olympics Club. The Tigers Men's Division 2 team and the Ladies Division 1 Team both made the final of their respective competitions, the Division 1 Men's [...]

Waterford win Aidan Cross Perpetual Floorball Trophy

Waterford Clubs Men's Division One Floorball team won the inaugural Aidan Cross Perpetual trophy in UL. It is very poignant and fitting that the trophy was won by the Waterford team, as the late Aidan Cross was a former member of the Waterford Floorball squad and would have played alongside and was friends with quite [...]

Reception in Leinster House for Athletes from World Games

Leinster House ran a reception for Team Ireland Athletes that competed recently at the World Games in Abu Dhabi. Kellie O'Donnell who won three medals at the games represented Waterford Clubs at the event, which was attended by a number of dignitaries.

Munster Floorball trophy Commemorates Aidan Cross

Special Olympics Munster have commissioned a new trophy for the Men's Floorball competition named after one of Waterford Clubs great athletes the late Aidan Cross. A fitting tribute seeing as Aidan was the first Waterford Athlete to represent Ireland at a World games in Floorball.

Waterford Athletes and officials at World Games 2019

Waterford Clubs had two athletes, a coach and another athlete officiating at the 2019 Special Olympics World Games held in Abu Dhabi, representing Team Ireland Our athletes came home with medals, Willie McGrath with a bronze for Soccer and Kellie O'Donnell, 3 sliver medals in Gymnastics. George Fitzgerald traveled as a Basketball Table official and [...]

Volunteers Needed

World Games 2019 Presentation Night

Waterford Clubs recently had a presentation night for four members of our club who will be representing Ireland at the World Games that are to be held in Abu Dhabi in March 2019. Two members are going to the games as Athletes, Willie McGrath for Soccer and Kelly O'Donnell for Gymnastics. We also have one [...]

Munster Table Tennis Tournament

Members of our Table Tennis club had great success at a recent Munster Table Tennis tournament. Well done to all who traveled and took part. Table Tennis training takes place every Tuesday evening from 7.00 - 8.00pm in the Presentation Gym

Basketball Blitz in Tipperary

Basketball teams from Special Olympics Waterford and Limerick took part in a friendly basketball blitz in Canon Hayes Leisure Centre in Tipperary town. The blitz was run as a pre-season competition and involved both the Ladies and Men's teams from both clubs. Special thanks to our friends in Limerick for helping to organise the day [...]

Munster Awards

Members of our Soccer and Basketball teams attended the recent Munster Awards night hosted by Special Olympics Munster and held in the Rochestown Park Hotel.

Floorball Competition in Mallow

Members of our Floorball team took part in a tournament in Mallow, Co. Cork last weekend, organised by Special Olympics Munster. This year our club has added another few new players to the existing squad and anyone else interested in joining is more than welcome. Training for Floorball takes place every Monday night in the [...]

Table Tennis Tournament Cork

Members of the Table Tennis team from Waterford Clubs took part in a Table Tennis Tournament in Cork at the weekend. Well done to all who took part and also a special thank you to Perennial Freight who sponsored the jerseys for the tournament.

2018 Awards Night

After a very successful year for athletes from Waterford clubs, there was a huge attendance at our annual awards night held in Dooley's Hotel. Waterford County Hurler Jake Dillon Presented the awards on the night. Special mention to David Dobbyn who won the overall Athlete of the year award and to James Upton on receiving [...]

Strictly the Movies – Theatre Royal 29th November 2018

For one night only, tickets are going fast for this years show at the Theatre Royal. To book tickets contact 051 874402 or visit the Website Tickets €20.00

Successful Ireland Games for Waterford Athletes

Thirty Three Waterford athletes represented Team Munster at the Ireland Games 2018 and brought home an amazing forty eight medals. Athletes from Waterford competed in Athletics, Swimming, Football, Basketball, Golf, Table Tennis, Bowling, and Gymnastics and had been training in various locations around the province in preparation for the games since last October. The opening [...]

Irish Cap for Damien

Damien Kirwan was awarded his first Irish Cap for representing Ireland at the Special Olympics World Games in Los Angeles by Waterford and Irish Football legend Alfie Hale in a ceremony held in Belmont Park recently. Family and Friends plus Special Olympics Waterford Clubs Athletes and coaches turned up to support Damian on a very [...]

Local Athlete Qualifies as Basketball Referee

Waterford Athlete George Fitzgerald qualified earlier in the year as a Trainee Basketball Referee through the National Referees Association (NRA) and Basketball Ireland (BI) George is the first Irish Special Olympics Athlete to qualify as a Basketball referee. Since qualifying George has been refereeing underage Kilkenny League games in the South East Area on a [...]

Munster Basketball Training in UL

Team Munster Basketball Mens 1 (green kit) playing friendly against local team Limerick Celtics in preparation for Ireland Games. Great game!#specialolympics #inclusion— Special Olympics Munster (@SO_Munster) May 20, 2018 Last Sunday members of Waterford Clubs from various sports attended the last group training session in preparation for the Ireland Games which are to be [...]

Munster Athletics Competition in CIT Cork

On Saturday May 12th 2018 Athletes from Special Olympics Waterford Athletics Club took part in the largest ever one day Special Olympics Athletics competition held in Munster in CIT Cork, with over 250 athletes from the region taking part.

Team Munster Launch 2018

Last Monday in City Hall Cork, was the official launch night of Team Munster for the 2018 Special Olympic Ireland Games. There will be thirty three Waterford Athletes representing Team Munster at the Ireland Games which are being held in Dublin from June 14th - June 17th. Twenty four Waterford Athletes attended the Launch in [...]

Athletics club goes outdoors

After a long, long Winter full of Rain, lots of Snow and even Hurricanes, Spring has finally arrived and with it the first day of outdoor training for our Special Olympics athletics club on the track at the Waterford Regional Sports Centre (RSC) Our Athletics team has been training indoors in the Presentation Secondary School [...]